Newspaper publishers often have been key partners with other business and civic leaders in promoting the expansion of their cities. The goal of these coalitions, which sociologist Harvey L. Molotch calls "growth machines," has been so intensify land use and make money. Such boosterism has been especially prevalent in the South since World War II, as civic-commercial elites sought to modernize government and attract industry, measuring their success mainly in conservative terms such as new factories, office buildings, and expressways.
Thomson, H. Bailey
"Orlando's Martin Andersen: Power Behind the Boom,"
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4, Article 5.
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